Thursday, June 28, 2012

June 28

June 28 is the birthdate of Richard Rodgers. Many of the songs he composed with lyricist Lorenz Hart, from the 1920s through 1942, are among the most beautiful and enduring in the Great American Songbook. Pictured: sheet music for “My Funny Valentine,” from the musical “Babes in Arms” (1937), in which the male lead is named Valentine “Val” LaMar. Someone apparently has figured out that this song has been recorded on more than 1300 albums. Miles Davis recorded it twice.

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